Category: Senior Care

Tips for Caring for Elderly Parents Who Expect Too Much

In a perfect world, we could neatly compartmentalize our caregiving duties, sticking to a routine that met the requirements of our parents, while allowing the time necessary to manage our wide variety of other responsibilities. But needless to say, life doesn’t adhere to our desired script, and conflicting needs are not unusual when caring for elderly parents. Many seniors balk at the […]

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Tips to Help Manage Dementia Rummaging Behaviors

Looking through bins, cupboards, and closets, pulling out assorted items from drawers, and sorting repetitively through a plethora of items could be frustrating for anyone providing care for a member of the family with Alzheimer’s, but in fact these behaviors are fulfilling an objective. Rummaging can grant a degree of comfort for those with dementia, […]

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Tips to Help Family Caregivers Manage Caregiving Related Stress

Stress is unavoidable, and actually, not necessarily a bad thing. After all, as the saying goes, “A diamond is just a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well.” Yet particularly for family caregivers, the amount of stress can very quickly intensify and be frustrating, and when not handled well, bring about challenging health issues.

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The Woman Who Can Smell Parkinson’s Is Changing the Way We Diagnosis It

You probably don’t recognize her by name, but you’ve very likely heard her story. Joy Milne has an extremely unique talent: uncovering Parkinson’s disease through her nose. Her gift came to light when she sensed what she explains as an “overpowering sort of nasty yeast smell” in her husband of 10 years. Subsequently identifying other changes in her husband, […]

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The Disease That Mimics Alzheimer’s in Older Adults: LATE

A senior who exhibits loss of memory, confusion, poor judgment, repetition, and difficulty with carrying out day to day activities has the telltale signs of Alzheimer’s disease, right? As a matter of fact, what seems like a clear-cut case of Alzheimer’s may in fact be a newly discovered dementia. 

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